Sunday, May 12, 2013

Phlox Phlicker - The Mythical Basilisk

Here's something new I'm trying. I'm calling them Phlox Phlickers and they're intended to be images that spark research for kids. The current theme are mythical creatures. If it works right you click on one of the dots and it will give you information about the subject and most often send you to a quality link to learn something related to it. This one is on the Basiilisk - a very strange creature from Medieval Mythology.

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Method of Getting Into Space - Slingshots

Here are some more animation stills from the film.They come from a segment on the Science of Rockets. Bleeph tells about a testing program he was part of for using a giant slingshot to escape a planet's gravity.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Jules Verne Animation Stills

Here are some still shots from a section of UG3 that talks about the influence of literature on motivating humans to go into outer space. This is the title screen. I tried to give it a feeling of the time period while still using my cartoon style.

From 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

From Journey to the Center of the Earth

From 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

 From Robur the Conqueror

From 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Introduction to Earth

 One of the segments of the film is an introduction to the planet Earth. I've animated it to a 70's "Keep On Truckin'" kind of tune.

 The Sun.

 The Moon has to orbit the Earth so what better move to give it but a..... Moonwalk. This was actually very tough to animate, but I am happy with how it turned out. I might post a short animation of it later.

Finishing up the orbit while showing how long it take for the Moon to "slide" it's way around the Earth.